Getting Women’s Rights on Track – The story of the Contraceptive Train (May 1971).

On Tuesday, 23rd May at 7:00 p.m. Richmond Barracks will host a free talk on “Getting Women’s Rights on Track – The story of the Contraceptive Train”

This unique event will celebrate the story of the contraceptive train through music, media and storytelling. Sitting on a bay of seats from the 1970’s train, Nell Mc Cafferty, Mairin Johnson and Brid Connolly (who all travelled on the train), will talk about their experience, their struggles and the impact of this historic journey on Irish Society.

Well know singer Sandra Oman will perform favourite hits from 1971.

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Notes to the Editor

Situated in the heart of Inchicore, Dublin 8, Richmond Barracks officially opened in June 2016.  One of nine ‘Permanent Reminders’ Richmond Barracks has been redeveloped by Dublin City Council as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. It is an interactive multimedia exhibition centre which traces the story of the site from military barracks, to housing estate, to school.

In addition to the interactive exhibition, the site also houses a café and landscaped garden area. Tours of Richmond Barracks incorporate the newly re-opened historic Goldenbridge Cemetery, adjacent to the Barracks.